Michael Edwards





Sadness showed

in her face:

 so silky smooth

and wet with tears.


As mushrooms

in spring time.


  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 12th, 2019 01:24
  • Comment from author about the poem: A shortie today plus the very first painting I ever posted on this site back in 2016. And the reason for posting it? Well it was sold only a few days ago.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 38
  • User favorite of this poem: whisperingquill.


  • Fay Slimm.

    Love the artistic comparison used in these few clever lines Michael..... great abstract which brings sadness to another dimension.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks Fay. I had the painting in the house for a while (I change round the art work indoors on a regular basis) before returning it to the studio where it was bought along with two others by the same purchaser.

    • orchidee

      A fine write and pic Michael.

    • Goldfinch60

      Brilliant write Michael.

      It is great that you have sold the Abstract i have seen it before and as you know I am enthralled by your abstract art.

    • Poetic Dan

      Brilliant in every way, thank you!

    • orchidee

      Cooeee, the evening here yet?!


      Very interesting juxtaposition of Painting 'n Poem Uncle Mike ~ which you may not have fully appreciated ! Im back from the field trip so my visual senses (and imagination) are high ! When I first saw the painting (as orientated) I saw a a Young Lady (one track mind ?) with her face to the pillow ~ floating in space and covered by an ephemeral blanket ! Her arm & hand are also visible ! How would I title it ? SADNESS ! WHY ? It shows in her face ~ silky wet with tears ~ as (white) mushrooms in spring time ~ TOUCHE ! Of course you knew that and (as so often) were just teasing ! ?
      Blessings & Peace in all your work with PEN 'n BRUSH
      We are ALL blessed by your Posts ~
      BRIAN & ANGELA (4am in BED !) 🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • Michael Edwards

        Me? I know nothing! Flattered that you should see so much in my work. Thanks so much for all your great observations.

      • dusk arising

        Such sadness, but the analogy brings forth a smile, for a mushroom is to be plucked!
        mmmm mushrooms and black puddin!

        • Michael Edwards

          we have a small concrete mushroom in the garden which is the home of a fairy we call Enid - kitsch, mad but a bit of fun.

          I do like mushrooms but they Must be freshly cooked in butter and properly seasoned.

          • Michael Edwards

            And toast, and sausages, and tomatoes, and eggs, and baked beans, and rabbits tongue, and kidneys. Mmmmm. Oh - and real coffee.

          • Suresh

            I can visualize image of her in this abstraction, a great piece.
            I can't paint in color, can't see the depth, so I stay with charcoal and minimalism.

            • Michael Edwards

              Charcoals great - I draw with it regularly - thanks Suresh.

            • Neville

              A souper little post and then some..

              How abstract can ya get

              Delicious with a swirl of cream and maybe a sprinkling of croutons... N

            • MendedFences27

              Sadness, yes, as a dolphin swims in a polluted sea. No, I don't see a woman's face. Mushrooms, yes in a gravy over steak, any time of year.
              Michael, this short poem and awesome art are a dynamic duo. For all the "sadness" seen by everyone in the artwork, there is also a brightness of hope , I guess, that is present also. Just great stuff. - Phil A.

            • whisperingquill

              Excellent construction Micheal

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